Friday, May 16, 2008

Sticking with a Fork

Now that Edwards has factored into the Nomination tussle, one more high profile endorsement sits out there, and the 'watch' is on. Should Vice President Al Gore come out for Obama soon, the presumptive label on Obama would be official
``The Al Gore watch starts now,'' said Ken Goldstein, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Gore, who is one of the party's superdelegates, has indicated he won't give his endorsement until the primary contest is finished. His spokeswoman, Kalee Kreider, said yesterday that Gore had no further comment.

Obama and Gore

Obama said he has spoken to Gore ``periodically'' over the past several months about policies and ideas.

``I'm not really pushing for an endorsement,'' Obama told reporters on his plane last night as he flew to Chicago. ``I'd love to have it, but when you've won the Nobel Peace Prize, making an endorsement politically is maybe a step down.''
Seriously, it really doesn't matter. This race is over, and short of a catastrophic collapse, it will be Obama -v- McCain. Both candidates have vowed a clean fight. Obama has even reeled in some outside groups to do his best to control his own message.

The Right, of course, is a 'damaged brand'. The results in Mississippi made that clear.


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